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The upgrade to 7 is well worth the money. I get... 712 Views / 3 Replies  
The upgrade to 7 is well worth the money. I get now 26,98 FPS instead of 2 FPS with my ATI Radeon 5870.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:01 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Parallells 7 3D acceleration problem solved? 712 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi, I have Parallells 6 and Cinebench runs at 2FPS on a Mac Pro Nehalem with ATI Radeon 5870! Unbelievable bad. Can anyone confirm that this problem is solved in Parallells 7?
:confused:
TIA
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Sep 2, 2011 at 03:12 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
A few days ago I installed an ATI Radeon 5870 in... 1,965 Views / 6 Replies  
A few days ago I installed an ATI Radeon 5870 in my MacPro 2009 and with this card I have no noise troubles. Upon startup the PCI expansions bay runs at 2000 rmp but after 30 seconds the speed drops...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Dec 25, 2010 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
The problem was with the 5770 that the PCI... 1,965 Views / 6 Replies  
The problem was with the 5770 that the PCI expansion bay fan went up to 2000 RPM.
Could it be possible that the card was defective?
I did however a Techtool Pro test and no problems were found....
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
It seems that not the Radeon fan but the PCI... 1,965 Views / 6 Replies  
It seems that not the Radeon fan but the PCI expansion bay fan is making the noise, in combination with the power supply.
I tried resetting SMC but it didn't help.
I removed the ATI 5770 and placed...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 25, 2010 at 03:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
ATI Radeon 5770 in MacPro 2009 too noisy 1,965 Views / 6 Replies  
I bought the ATI Radeon 5770 as a replacement for the Geforce GT 120. I am happy with the speed improvement, but not with the noise.
Fan speed measured by iStatPro is often between 1700 and 2100...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 24, 2010 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
I decided to buy 4x3 GB OWC RAM. This will work... 1,361 Views / 32 Replies  
I decided to buy 4x3 GB OWC RAM. This will work optimal in my MacPro Nehalem Quad.
I will sell the 3x2 GB on Ebay.
Thanks for all your advices.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 6, 2010 at 07:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
How about 4x3 GB RAM in three slots and 2GB RAM... 1,361 Views / 32 Replies  
How about 4x3 GB RAM in three slots and 2GB RAM (one of the removed modules after the upgrade) in the fourth slot. Is this possible?
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 5, 2010 at 08:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pageouts 238 MB Applications: Photoshop CS3,... 1,361 Views / 32 Replies  
Pageouts 238 MB
Applications: Photoshop CS3, Illustrator, Indesign, Quark Xpress, iMovie 11
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have upgraded my MacPro Quad Core with an OWC... 1,361 Views / 32 Replies  
I have upgraded my MacPro Quad Core with an OWC 240 GB SSD.
What would give me the best additional speedboost?
a) upgrading the Geforce GT 120 to an ATI radeon 5770 + 2 GB extra RAM?
b) replacing...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 3, 2010 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
The internal speaker of my G5 Dual 1.8 is... 1,305 Views / 15 Replies  
The internal speaker of my G5 Dual 1.8 is definitely much better!
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Aug 17, 2009 at 03:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pro Quad 2,66 - two weak points 1,305 Views / 15 Replies  
I bought a Quad 2,66 Nehalem and I am happy with the speed.
But there are two flaws:
1) the sound of the built-in speaker is bad: no bass. It's inferior to all my other Macs. Is it so with the...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Aug 15, 2009 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Of course, there were no Intel machines shipped... 4,622 Views / 68 Replies  
Of course, there were no Intel machines shipped with Panther.
And I am also surprised that 1,27% use 10.6. So many beta testers?
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 18, 2009 at 07:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am just curious. How much time does Toast... 2,069 Views / 43 Replies  
I am just curious. How much time does Toast Titanium need to convert a 90 min Quicktime movie into a toast file, ready to burn? Is there a significant difference between the Quad 2,66 and the Octo...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 17, 2009 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
I still use the Mac with one defective processor.... 975 Views / 5 Replies  
I still use the Mac with one defective processor. Does it consumes less electricity (power) now?
I have noticed the defective processor doesn't come hot.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 16, 2009 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is not a G5, but you shouldn't worry about... 4,622 Views / 68 Replies  
This is not a G5, but you shouldn't worry about the heat.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 6, 2009 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Still a very usefull machine, I presume. I have... 4,622 Views / 68 Replies  
Still a very usefull machine, I presume.
I have decided to wait another year before buying a new Mac Pro and bought a G5 Dual 2,7 second hand instead.
8 GB RAM and a nVidia 6600 graphics card....
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 6, 2009 at 07:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
The new Quad Nehalem 2,66 outperformed the older... 694 Views / 11 Replies  
The new Quad Nehalem 2,66 outperformed the older Octo Harpertown 2,8, according to MacWorld, though...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 2, 2009 at 04:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which new Mac for Video capturing and editing 694 Views / 11 Replies  
Because my G5 Dual 1.8 has one processor that is defective, this Mac isn't sufficient anymore.
Time to buy a new Mac. First choice is this one: Quadcore Nehalem 2,66 with 6 GB Ram. But it is...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 2, 2009 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Dual G5 1,8 but one processor is... 4,622 Views / 68 Replies  
I have a Dual G5 1,8 but one processor is defective now. The computer is 5 years old. I am still thinking what to do: buy a new Mac Pro (expensive) or a second hand Powermac dual G5 2,5 or 2,7, which...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jul 1, 2009 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks everyone for all the advice. I bought a... 2,159 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks everyone for all the advice.
I bought a 320 GB Momentus 7200.4 because I had to wait too long for the 500 GB version, which was not in stock. It's a big improvement over the original slow...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jun 26, 2009 at 04:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is a Mac Mini faster for video encoding? 975 Views / 5 Replies  
Is a Mac Mini faster for video encoding?
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jun 14, 2009 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
No complaints about vibration? 2,159 Views / 14 Replies  
No complaints about vibration?
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jun 13, 2009 at 10:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 laptop drive: 320 gb vs 500 GB 2,159 Views / 14 Replies  
I am considering to replace the original 5400 RPM 120 GB drive by a faster 7200 rpm drive.
Can anyone tell me if the 500 GB version of Seagate Momentus 7200.4 is faster than the 320 GB version? ...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jun 13, 2009 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Dual G5 1.8: one processor is no more recognized. 975 Views / 5 Replies  
My 5 year old PowerMac Dual G5 has a problem since yesterday. It crashed while it was in the sleep-mode. After restart, every time I put the Mac to sleep it crashed. The fans made a lot of noise. And...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jun 11, 2009 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
MacBook 2007 and OCZ Vertex 128 GB? 498 Views / 1 Replies  
I want to upgrade the harddrive of my 1,5 year old white MacBook CD 2.2 Ghz with a faster harddrive.
Would a OCZ Vertex 128 GB work well in this laptop, or is the slower serial ata 150 a bottleneck...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on May 22, 2009 at 08:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Does partitioning slow down the harddrive speed? 3,026 Views / 2 Replies  
Does partitioning slow down the harddrive speed? And if yes, what would the best option be to format a 1TB harddrive in 2 or 3 partitions? I need at least a second partition.
:confused:
TIA
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on May 2, 2009 at 04:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Powermac G5 Quad Altivec vs Intel Imac 1,410 Views / 5 Replies  
Which of these macs would be faster in encoding mp4 to DVD:
a Quad 2,5 G5 (altivec) or a 2,93 Dual Core intel Imac?
TIA
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Mar 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Math Type is much more powerful 8,049 Views / 7 Replies  
Math Type is much more powerful
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 8, 2008 at 01:54 PM, in Applications
Mathtype works with Pages. Not as good as with... 8,049 Views / 7 Replies  
Mathtype works with Pages. Not as good as with Word 2004 where you can use an insert equation command, but better than with Word 2008, where an equation object from MathType, after pasting in a Word...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 8, 2008 at 12:52 PM, in Applications
esata PCI compatible with Dual G5 1.8 (not PCI-X)? 461 Views / 1 Replies  
Can someone tell me if this card works well in the Powermac G5 Dual 1.8 from june 2004?
This Mac has PCI-slots, not PCI-X.
But according to the specifications this Mac has PCI slost @ 33 Mhz, not...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 4, 2008 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, thanks. Neither my friend nor me noticed... 8,763 Views / 2 Replies  
Wow, thanks. Neither my friend nor me noticed this.
Kind regards.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 4, 2008 at 11:02 AM, in Applications
Word 2008 toolbars invisible. 8,763 Views / 2 Replies  
A friend of mine has bought Office 2008 Student Mac Edition. I tried to help him with showing the toolbars, but it seems to be impossible. Even when they are marked, the standard en formatting...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 4, 2008 at 03:51 AM, in Applications
The drive with triple interface has USB2.0, FW400... 335 Views / 6 Replies  
The drive with triple interface has USB2.0, FW400 and FW800
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 3, 2008 at 06:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
And what about the USB/SATA version? I assume... 335 Views / 6 Replies  
And what about the USB/SATA version?
I assume SATA is much faster?
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 3, 2008 at 02:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Iomega external harddisk question 335 Views / 6 Replies  
Is there anyone who has bought the iomega 500 GB external harddisk with triple interface?
Is this drive fast? Does it have an on/out button?
Is the drive quiet?
Does it produce a lot of heat?
Can...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 3, 2008 at 01:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I did a clean install. No problems on my... 43,518 Views / 363 Replies  
I did a clean install.
No problems on my MacBook, but troubles on my Dual G5. And I am not the only one.
Several readers at the Dutch forum One More Thing - Apple Nieuws Community Podcast...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 3, 2008 at 07:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Most annoying problem: after going to sleep and... 43,518 Views / 363 Replies  
Most annoying problem: after going to sleep and wake up, the wireless network settings are changed and I have to reconfigure Airport if I want to surf the Internet.
(Leopard 10.5.1 on a Dual G5 1.8)
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Feb 2, 2008 at 06:54 PM, in Mac OS X
Can Powerpoint 2008 open protected PPS-files? 1,496 Views / 35 Replies  
Sometimes I receive protected PPS files made with Powerpoint 2007 for Windows and I can't open them, not in Office 2004 nor with Keynote?
:hmm:
Can anyone tell me if Powerpoint 2008 can open these...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jan 14, 2008 at 11:01 AM, in Applications
Upgrading dual G5 1.8 from 2 to 3 GB? 366 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a dual G5 from the year 2004, 4 memory slots filled with 512 MB RAM. Will I notice a speedboost when I upgrade to 3 GB RAM by replacing 2x512 by 2x1024. I use Photoshop and Indesign. Or...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jan 3, 2008 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I checked my Dual G5 with the Apple Hardware Test... 3,811 Views / 15 Replies  
I checked my Dual G5 with the Apple Hardware Test CD and everything is OK too. (extended test)
(I had to boot the AHT DVD with the C key.)
I still have no answer what could have caused this disk...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jan 3, 2008 at 03:52 PM, in Mac OS X
I already did the RAM test with Rember and... 3,811 Views / 15 Replies  
I already did the RAM test with Rember and everything seems to be OK.
I'll check this evening with the hardware test CD
Thanks for all help.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jan 3, 2008 at 10:16 AM, in Mac OS X
I have a Powermac G5 Dual 1.8 with 2 Maxtor... 3,811 Views / 15 Replies  
I have a Powermac G5 Dual 1.8 with 2 Maxtor drives, both split in two partitions. It ran for 3 years flawlessly.
On all the partitions, at least 25 GB is free. (on one 60 GB)
A month ago, I...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Jan 3, 2008 at 04:10 AM, in Mac OS X
I have downloaded trial versions of both and I... 532 Views / 10 Replies  
I have downloaded trial versions of both and I have noticed both Quark and Indesign have some features that the other application doesn't offer. But overall Indesign seems indeed to be the most...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Dec 16, 2007 at 11:48 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I bought a MacBook last month. I still use the... 532 Views / 10 Replies  
I bought a MacBook last month. I still use the Dual G5 for desktop computer too, but it's running Leopard now and there is no more classic support.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Dec 16, 2007 at 09:14 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I know and FrameMaker is great, it has a... 532 Views / 10 Replies  
I know and FrameMaker is great, it has a wonderful built-in equation-editor too. But there is no classic support on an Intel mac such as my new MacBook.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Dec 16, 2007 at 08:58 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Best Layout Appliication 532 Views / 10 Replies  
M$ office Word has too much trouble with long documents containing a lot of illustrations and equations. Every time I work with large files I get "the disk is full bug" (more than 50 GB free on my...
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Dec 14, 2007 at 04:48 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
This Cine Bench test is the Open GL Graphics... 1,565 Views / 35 Replies  
This Cine Bench test is the Open GL Graphics test, or am I wrong?
In this case, the MacBook performs at least better than my 3 year old Dual G5 with Radeon 9600 128 MB card.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 12, 2007 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So I assume there is little noticeable speed... 1,565 Views / 35 Replies  
So I assume there is little noticeable speed difference between the MacBook-late 2007 and mid-2007 for use of non - 3D applications.
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 9, 2007 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Should we be worried by this XBench test? ... 1,565 Views / 35 Replies  
Should we be worried by this XBench test?
Disappointing GL Graphics performance with the new X3100
Xbench: Comparison (http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=252627&doc2=251889)
:confused:
Posted by Mac Hammer Fan, on Nov 8, 2007 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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